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Tour the USS Alabama at Battleship Memorial Park

August 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial ParkVisit the past and honor the memories of sacrifices made with a visit to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL. The 155-acre park is home to the WWII battleship USS Alabama, the USS Drum submarine, aircraft, tanks, artillery, memorials, and much more!

Whether you’re a fan of history, the military, or our country’s servicepeople, Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park is worth a visit. Thousands of visitors from more than 70 countries around the world visit and tour the park each year.

What is there to see? Well, lots – but the biggest attraction has to be the USS Alabama.

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Come To Mobile, AL For Dauphin Street Beer Festival 2019!

July 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Dauphin Street Beer Festival 2019The 22nd annual return of the Dauphin Street Beer Festival is coming right up! Come sample over 90 different craft beers, imports, and ciders from around the region and the world. 6pm to 9pm, August 24th, 2019 in downtown Mobile, AL.

It’s practically a natural law: no matter how amazing last year’s event was, Dauphin Street Beer Festival is one of those quintessential summer events that just gets better every year. Each festival sees new beers and ciders to sample, new venues to visit, and new happy faces in the crowd.

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Don’t Miss Mobile BayBears Final Season in Mobile!

June 21, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile BayBears 2019The Mobile BayBears are moving to Madison, AL in 2020, making the 2019 season your last chance to see the team in action, here on their home field.

Come root them on at Hank Aaron Stadium while you still can!

The Mobile BayBears were founded in 1997 as part of the Minor League Baseball’s Southern League and a Double-A affiliate of Anaheim’s Los Angeles Angels.

The team went on to win 4 Southern League titles. They were also named “Minor League Team of the Year” by Baseball America in 1998 and 2011.

The BayBears have provided over 150 players to Major League teams over the years, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. The BayBears

After the 2019 season, the Mobile BayBears will move to Madison, AL and become … the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

2019 BayBears Home Game Schedule

Mobile won’t be quite the same without the BayBears to root on, so catch them now while you still can – and you sure can! The 2019 season runs through September 2nd with plenty of opportunities to experience BayBears home games.

June 20-24 vs. Jackson Generals
July 4-9 vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
July 18-21 vs. Biloxi Shuckers
July 27-31 vs. Missisppi Braves
August 7-11 vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
August 18-22 vs. Chattanooga Lookouts
August 29-September 22 vs. Tennessee Smokies

Special promotions for the 2019 season include a series of Bobblehead Giveaways, a Star Wars Night, and Friday Night Fireworks shows. Learn more at: www.milb.com/mobile/.

Mobile BayBears at Hank Aaron Stadium

BayBears home games are played in beautiful Hank Aaron Stadium (755 Bolling Brothers Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606).

Baseball legend Hank Aaron had his start here in Mobile and the stadium also houses the Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum. Both are less than 10 minutes from Malaga Inn, so be sure to check them out if you can.

Mobile AL Lodging

Malaga Inn is perfectly situated to catch the last of the BayBears home games – and so very much more! Our incredibly comfortable rooms and suites are detailed with the best of both modern and classic amenities. Whenever you’re in Mobile, treat yourself to a stay at Malaga Inn!

Tour the Past at Oakleigh Historic Complex

May 17, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Oakleigh Historic ComplexStep back in time at Oakleigh Historic Complex, home to Mobile’s oldest house museum, a Union barracks, the Cox-Deasy Cottage, and the Minnie Mitchell Archives.

Oakleigh House, constructed in 1833 by James W. Roper, was one of the first major residences to be built outside of the Mobile city limits. The mansion is one of the country’s rarest examples of Greek revival architecture and one of Alabama’s largest T-shaped homes. Oakleigh’s unique shape encourages a cooling cross-ventilation against the region’s notorious humidity.

The Oakleigh House and grounds remained in private hands until 1955, when the estate was purchased by the city of Mobile. The property had been kept in good working shape over the years. Consequently, the job of restoring it to its historic glory was not as difficult as it could have been and the results are stunning.

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GulfQuest – National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Of Mexico

April 27, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Of MexicoGulfQuest, in Mobile, AL is a maritime museum like no other! Over 90 different immersive and interactive exhibits let you experience the history, environment, commmerce, and more of the Gulf.

If you’re ever looking for a fun way to fill an afternoon, look no further than GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Of Mexico.

GulfQuest’s unique facility overlooking the Mobile River, houses replicas, simulators, and interactive exhibits that bring their topic to life. Explore everything from Mobile’s early waterfront, shipwrecks, marine life, weather, maritime commerce, shipbuilding, and on.

The nearly 100 exhibits are located on the various decks of a life-sized container ship replica inside the museum! The building is unique enough to be worth your attention, with lots of seating to watch the Port of Mobile.

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Hit The Links – Public Mobile AL Golf Courses

March 24, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile AL golf coursesIf you’re hoping to hit the links during your Mobile Bay getaway, you’re in luck. The selection of Mobile AL golf courses open to the public includes a stop along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail!

It may just be warming up where you are but, here in the Gulf Coast, every season is golf season. Alabama is a golf lover’s paradise, with a fine variety of public and private courses, including The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. People come from all over to enjoy our challenging and beautifully designed greens.

Though you can find excellent golfing all across the state, the selection of public, Mobile AL golf courses is hard to beat. One of the area’s biggest draws, has to be Magnolia Grove.

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Discover the Mobile Waterfront with a Sunset Mobile Al Dinner Cruise!

February 18, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Discover the Mobile Waterfront with a Mobile Al Dinner CruiseSoak up beautiful sunset views of the Mobile waterfront in style from aboard The Perdido Queen, a classic paddlewheel boat, on a Mobile Al dinner cruise!

Waterfront cruises aboard the Perdido Queen is one of Mobile, AL’s newest attractions. In fact, they currently offer Mobile’s only dinner cruise, which seems crazy, given our scenic waterfront and cityscape.

The Perdido Queen is a classic, refurbished, sternwheeler, paddlewheel riverboat. The 2 level, climate controlled vessel provides big windows and comfortable seats from which to dine and enjoy the view.

The ship is big enough to include dining, dancing, a bar, observation deck, and live entertainment. All that space doesn’t mean you don’t need reservations, however – these cruises are popular!

During your cruise, you’ll enjoy Mobile’s stunning cityscape at sunset from the window of the view climate controlled cabin. You also have the option of stepping out onto the top level observation deck for a little stargazing. Gorgeous!

The Perdido Queen currently offers a variety of regular cruises along with a selection of special, seasonal cruises.

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Bellingrath Gardens and Home 2019 Spring Events

February 8, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Bellingrath Gardens and Home 2019 Orchid ShowIt may be decidedly frigid where you are right now but rest assured spring is just around the corner and nowhere in Mobile, AL shows it more than Bellingrath Gardens and Home!

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre public garden and historic home near Mobile, AL. The estate’s gardens, originally owned by Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, opened to the public in 1932. The house was added to the property as a museum in 1956, and the entire estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is well known for its lush and beautifully sculpted public gardens. People come to the Mobile area year ’round to revel in the gardens and immaculately decorated, historic home.

Though you can visit nearly any time, the gardens host numerous special occasions throughout the year, including car shows, concerts, benefit runs, and more.

Spring is a time of particular activity, of course. A variety of bloom outs and other seasonal events, like the annual Mobile Orchid Show and Mobile Festival of Flowers, make the season a great time to visit.

2019 Springtime Events at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

March 1-3 – 42nd Annual Mobile Area Orchid Society’s Orchid Show and Sale
The Mobile Area Orchid Society displays their best orchids, answer questions, and provides tips for the exotic plants. The show includes vendors and new spring merchandise in the Bellingrath Gift Shop. Learn more at bellingrath.org

March 2-31 – Azalea Bloom Out
See more than 250,000 vibrant azaleas during Bellingrath Gardens’ Azalea Bloom Out. Dates may vary. More information is available at bellingrath.org

March 21-24 – Providence Hospital’s 26th Annual Festival of Flowers
The annual Festival of Flowers is the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast and Bellingrath Gardens and Home is part of the festivities! Don’t miss this fun and flowertastic annual event: festivalofflowers.com.

April 6 – The 26th Annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show
See hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles on Bellingrath Gardens’ Great Lawn during Mobile Bay Mustang Club’s annual Camellia Classic Open Car Show. You can even register and show off your own! More details at: mobilebaymustangclub.org.

April 19-30 – Rose Bloom Out
Experience the award-winning Bellingrath Rose Garden during its first bloom. More than 2,000 roses are in the gardens, representing many of the Gulf Coast’s best varieties. Dates for the bloom peak may vary. Learn more at bellingrath.org.

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

The Gulf Coast’s extended growing season provides for a cornucopia of lush and beautiful flora to enjoy. Come discover some of the best at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582 – bellingrath.org

Mobile AL Lodging

Malaga Inn, located in Mobile’s downtown historic district, offers 39, custom tailored, private guestrooms and suites, all less than half an hour’s drive from Bellingrath Gardens. We offer complimentary wifi, cable tv, and off street parking. Many of our rooms and suites open onto a picturesque, central courtyard. Book your stay at Malaga Inn today!

Bellingrath Gardens Christmas In Lights 2018

December 10, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Bellingrath Gardens Christmas in Lights 2018Come celebrate the season at the 23rd annual Bellingrath Gardens Christmas in Lights! The breath-taking display includes more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights, and 15 scenes!

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre, lush public garden and historic home located just south of Mobile, AL. Bellingrath attracts a great many visitors to the Mobile area all year ’round with its immaculate grounds and special events.

One of the most popular annual events is Magic Christmas In Lights. The annual display is a Gulf Coast holiday tradition!

And why not? Who wouldn’t look forward to an annual stroll through 65-acres of stunning gardens bedecked in dazzling light?

Bellingrath Gardens Christmas In Lights also hosts weeknight choral performances on the home’s South Terrace. The full concert schedule for 2018 can be seen here.

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Discover Mobile’s Richards DAR House Museum

November 23, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Richards DAR House MuseumCome tour the Richards DAR House Museum! This magnificently decorated, 1860’s Italianate townhouse is located in Mobile, AL’s downtown Historical District.

Mobile is home to a number of historic house museums that you can visit and tour – and the Richards DAR House is one of them.

The Richards DAR House dates to 1860. Steamboat Captain Charles Richards built the lush and sizeable home for his large family. The house is located in Mobile’s oldest neighborhood, De Tonti Square and considered one of the city’s finest examples of the Italianate style.

The 10,000 square foot dream home includes a traditional brick courtyard and is surrounded by formal gardens. The house is famous for its expansive, cast-iron lace facade. The intricate metalwork wraps the front porch, gallery and sidewalk with depictions of the four seasons.

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Mobile Medical Museum – 300 Years of Medical History

August 17, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Medical MuseumWhen you visit the Mobile Medical Museum, in Mobile, AL, you’ll see thousands of fascinating artifacts that will take you back through 300 years of medical history!

Mobile was at the center of Alabama’s early medical history and is home to many of the state’s medical firsts. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that Mobile would have sucha fascinating medical history museum.

The Mobile Medical Museum has an extensive collection of medical instruments and equipment, photographs, teaching materials, and letters from the early 1700s on. The over 5,000 artifacts, memorabilia, and archives represent the largest medical collection in the Southeast.

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Step Back In Time At the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

July 27, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in Mobile, ALThere are a number of restored, historic houses in Mobile but the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is the most spectacular Antebellum example in town. The mansion features double parlors, a lavish dining room, and grounds lush with live oaks and azaleas.

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is a 13,000 square foot, Greek Revival home, built in 1855 by Judge John Bragg. The mansion is located in the heart of Mobile’s Oakleigh Garden District. Judge Bragg and his family used the home for to enjoy Mobile’s social season, Thanksgiving through Mardi Gras.

The house remained in the Bragg family until 1880, then passed through a variety of hands before the last private owner purchased it in 1931. This final family occupied the Mansion until 1965. It is very much due to their efforts that the mansion became an icon of Mobile.

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Visit a Mobile AL Brewery for Craft Beer Tastes and Tours

March 26, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit a Mobile AL Brewery for Craft Beer Tastes and ToursWhether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or just a locally-sourced food fan, you’ll be happy to know you can both sample and tour a Mobile AL brewery. The Mobile area has two breweries you can visit right now – with more on the way!

The craft beer brewing craze may seem like a fairly new thing but it’s really a return to a tradition. Back before prohibition, America, like the rest of the world sported a wide variety local and regional brewers. Tastes and traditions varied from state to state, town to town, brewer to brewer.

A return to many regional, small batch brewers enriches our country and makes travel that much more exciting. Craft brewers often offer limited and seasonal small-batch beers unavailable outside their tasting rooms. Most also have a limited distribution range, if any at all. This rarity makes the experience of visiting a craft brewery that much more memorable.

The Mobile AL brewery scene is small but growing.

Haint Blue Brewing Company ( www.haintbluebrew.com ) is building a brewery and taproom in Mobile’s historic Crystal Ice House. It’s located at 806 Monroe Street and should be open sometime soon. Until then, you can enjoy a visit, taste, and tour at these other Mobile AL breweries.

Visit a Mobile AL Brewery

Serda Brewingserdabrewing.com
600 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602
Serda Brewing is a Mobile AL brewery and bottling operation offering a comfortable pub style tap room with 4 taps for pints and growler fills. The brewery includes a beer garden, brewery tours, event space, onsite parking, and a food truck.

Fairhope Brewing Company www.fairhopebrewing.com
914 Nichols Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532
Fairhope Brewing Company’s rustic taproom features locally made furniture and 15 taps. Bring in your own food or wait for one of their Food Truck Fridays. Tours are available every Saturday at noon and includes a logo pint glass filled with beer.

Come discover one of the excellent craft beer breweries near Mobile AL – you’ll be happy you did.

Mobile AL Lodging
Malaga Inn offers uncommonly comfortable lodging at our historic, downtown Mobile AL accommodations. Malaga Inn features free parking, wifi, and a wealth of comfy and stylish rooms to choose from. Book your stay at Malaga Inn today!

Discover Secret Gardens on Mobile’s Gallery of Gardens Tour!

April 7, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Gallery of Gardens 2017 in Mobile, ALMobile Botanical Gardens Gallery of Gardens Tour is back by popular demand! Scheduled for May 19th and 20th, 2017 this revamped walking tour features unique gardens in Mobile’s historic district!

Come discover the lush, hidden beauty of Mobile’s secret gardens! This popular walking tour will expose some of the most beautiful and unique foliage of the city. Private gardens in Mobile’s historic districts of Church Street East, Oakleigh, and DeTonte Square will all open for the tours.

Every spring, Mobile Botanical Gardens volunteers spend hours choosing from among the city’s most interesting and elaborate gardens. Having made their determinations, they then help to get the gardens ready for their inclusion in the annual Gallery of Gardens. The gardens they’ve chosen for this year’s tour will amaze and delight you!

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